MEDIA ADVISORY: United States - New Zealand Pacific Partnership Forum

    MEDIA ADVISORY: United States - New Zealand Pacific Partnership Forum

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

         2013 US-NZ Pacific Partnership Forum, a global gathering of 275+
WHAT:    game-changing thought leaders from business, government and
         non-profits, showcasing examples of what's next for US-NZ relations
         and in the Asia-Pacific region.
WHO:     William J. Burns, US Deputy Secretary of State
         Robert Hormats, US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth,
         and the Environment
         Alan Bersin, US Assistant Secretary of State for International
         Vikram Singh, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South &
         Southeast Asia
         Rep. Kevin Brady (R – Texas), Co-Chair, Friends of NZ Congressional
         Rep. Rick Larsen (D – Wash.), Co-Chair, Friends of NZ Congressional
         Murray McCully, NZ Minister of Foreign Affairs
         Tim Groser, NZ Minister of Trade
         Lt. Rhys Jones, Chief of the NZ Defence Force
         John Allen, NZ Secretary of Foreign Affairs
         Carolyn Tremain, NZ Secretary of Customs
         Gabriel Makhlouf, NZ Secretary of the Treasury
         Robert Zoellick, former President of The World Bank
         Six former United States Trade Representatives: Charlene Barshefsky;
         William Brock; Carla Hills; Michael Kantor; Susan Schwab; And Clayton
         Business leaders and innovators from Pfizer, Lockheed Martin,
         Westpac, Northrup Grumman, Weta Digital, NZ Wine, Google, Cargill,
         Abbott Labs, Fonterra, American Institute of Architects, Wingnut
         Films, Rocket Lab, DARPA, Boeing, and many more.
         Panels on Security; Foreign Policy; Trade & Business; Creativity &
         Innovation; Cities of the Future & the Recovery of Christchurch; Food
         Security; Sustainability; Life Sciences
WHEN     May 19, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
&        Welcome reception with US and NZ musical entertainment
WHERE:   US Institute of Peace
         2301 Constitution Ave, NW
         Washington, DC 20037
         May 20, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm | May 21, 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
         Grand Hyatt Hotel - Constitution Level
         1000 H Street, NW
         Washington, DC 20001
CONTACT: Katie Ellena (202) 577-9574

SOURCE United States-New Zealand Council
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